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archway is made of 200,000 lightbulbs. it started in 1995 to mourn the victims of the great earthquake of the same year and to pray for the rebuilding of the city. the theme of the 18th event is the bond of lights. paintings by children in kobe in northeastern areas of japan struck by last year's earthquake and tsunami are on display. >> translator: this gives me a dream for the future. >> the festival runs through december 17th.
illuminated archway is made of 200,000 lightbulbs. it started in 1995 to mourn the victims of the great earthquake of the same year and to pray for the rebuilding of the city. the theme of the 18th event is the bond of lights. paintings by children in kobe in northeastern areas of japan struck by last year's earthquake and tsunami are on display. >> translator: this gives me a dream for the future. >> the festival runs through december 17th. maybe you have some energy- saving appliances, like an energy star-rated washer and dryer. but what about your tv? chances are it's on more than your washer, dryer, and kitchen appliances combined. did you know that if half of us in the u.s. replaced our regular tvs with
. mourning for the murder of those 20 beautiful little kids up in new ton, connecticut, shocked that yet another mass murder here in the united states is being far, far too many of them committed violent assault weapons and hopefully start this week determined that this time this time at least we finally have had enough, this time we will finally, pull together as the president said last night. this time, we will finally do something to get these weapons of war out of circulation. we will be talking all about that this morning and a whole lot more. take time out first to get the latest. to the's current news update from the lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill good morning everyone. on the heels of the shooting which is one of the worst in history, not only is the nation mourning but it sounds like washington could finally be ready to push through some gun legislation. 20 innocent children with six adults were killed at sandy hook elementary. president obama spoke to a crowd much more than 900 mourners. he was understa
more than 20 people. many of them innocent children. >> the nation as mourning the victims of friday's school massacre in new town, connecticut. the shooter is dead and now authorities have the daunting task of identifying the victims. renee marsh joins us now with the latest. >> the most common question is why. as residents came together at this visual friday night. law enforcement continue to piece together what happens. >> we know that this will be mass of and it is a big puzzle that we have to put together. at the center of the puzzle we have the 20 year-old who has been identified as the shooter. he had no known criminal record. he was dressed in black fatigue. >> he was always settle different. he kept hisself. i do not think you could say you could predict this. >> nowhere is this sadness more powerful than the small community. >> the press is waiting for a press conference to get under way. about 8:00 we are behind two hours here waiting for an update from law enforcement. they will shed light on what may have led up to this tragic event yesterday. >> the older brother of a s
, as the country mourned the victim of a gang rape. celebrations were scaled back after the 23-year-old woman died on saturday at a hospital in singapore. the attack on her has triggered mass protests in india. today, amid candlelight vigils, there were more calls for tougher rape laws. . >> we have all decide tad that we will not sell brat new years because this year we have lost a sister from amongst us. and whenever we lose someone of our own, or that person passes away we mourn for them. this time we are spending new year's in mourning >> holman: six men have been arrested and charged with murder in the attack. former president george h-w bush is showing signs of improvement. over the weekend the 88-year-old was moved out of intensive care at a houston hospital, where he'd been fighting off a fever. the 41st president was admitted on november 23 with what began as a bronchitis-related cough. the end of the year brought the end of the line for seven of the 32 head coaches in the national football league. the arizona cardinals, buffalo bills, chicago bears, cleveland browns, kansas city chiefs,
>> holman: a somber mood prevailed across india on new year's eve, as the country mourned the victim of a gang rape. celebrations were scaled back after the 23-year-old woman died on saturday at a hospital in singapore. the attack on her has triggered mass protests in india. today, amid candlelight vigils, there were more calls for tougher rape laws. . >> we have all decide tad that we will not sell brat new years because this year we have lost a sister from amongst us. and whenever we lose someone of our own or that person passes away we mourn for them. this time we are spending new year's in mourning >> holman: six men have been arrested and charged with murder in the attack. former president george h-w bush is showing signs of improvement. over the weekend the 88-year-old was moved out of intensive care at a houston hospital, where he'd been fighting off a fever. the 41st president was admitted on november 23 with what began as a bronchitis-related cough. the end of the year brought the end of the line for seven of the 32 head coaches in the national football league. the arizona c
ordnance is the danger of war. we have the story. >> a small village in eastern afghanistan mourns the loss of its children. on monday the bodies of 11 girls, aged between 9 and 11 years old, were laid to rest. >> translator: the girls were trying to collect firewood outside the village when they became victims of a land mine explosion. >> the explosion apparently happened while the girls were gathering firewood. one accidentally struck an explosive device with an ax. an estimated 10 million land mines have been buried across afghanistan since the soviet invasion of 1979 and during the civil war that followed. they worked tirelessly to remove unexploded ordnance. their efforts were recognized in 1997 when the international campaign to ban land mines received the nobel peace prize. the campaign says land mines remain a major threat to civilians. over the past two years they have claimed or maimed on average 50 people a month. unexploded bombs have a similar danger. they claim the lives of impov riched people including many children that try to sell them as scrap metal. the international camp
of support for everyone in newtown, connecticut. >> and students and staff are mourning loss of one of their senior football players. the 17-year-old shot and killed saturday night. abc 7 news is live for us in concord tonight. >> students tell us there was a moment of silence for montreal blakely. blakely played offense and defense for the football team police say he was shot and killed saturday night in san francisco bay view district. around 10. a friend took him to the hospital where he was pro downsed -- pronounced dead nchl addition to moment of silence, students say many wore black today. they found out about his death yesterday. sleea social media. there is a vigil yil planned friday evening on the football field, parents weary of what feels like unrelentding violence. >> there is no value put only. every day you read about something, hearing about something where taking someone's life seems to be the most immediate, simple way to address a problem. >> it was shocking. very tragic. i heard he was a great guy. i didn't -- i didn't know what to think. >> people have been sayin
announcer ] more ways to love mcnuggets. ♪ [ male announcer ] more ways to love mcnuggets. mourning because a friend, 28 years old, hit by a car. that car then took off and left the scene. people closest to him may have been filled with a lot more despair if not for a journalist at wf tv. raquel was following up the case and uncovered this surveillance individual grow a nearby building that captures the hit-and-run on camera. aaron was riding his scooter in the evening. the car you can see clearly collide with the scooter. stop for a brief second and then take off. aaron died at the hospital just hours later. >> seeing that made me give me a little hope. >> now at least police and family and friends have something to go on. at least now they know that is a four-door light colored sedan. >> i think it will help all of us start to grieve a little bit better. >> they had nothing to go on before this tape surfaced. >> going from no clue what's so ever to the type of vehicle, the color and almost make and model of this vehicle, that's huge. >> and the car the guy was driving has to have some dam
thursday and friday. >>> time is 6:10. why the coast guard is in mourning for one of its own. the details of what happened off the southern california coast. >>> after a public outburst katt williams is in trouble again. >>> plus social media coming to the vatican. the new way the pope is connecting to millions of followers. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. the coast guard is mourning the loss of one of its own. there have been reports of smugglers. small coast guard boat was rammed. horn suffered traumatic head injury and died. the other guardsman was treated for minor injuries. >>> four people were found shot to death outsid
their own children, mourning with their fellow neighbor this is morning, in packed services. parents taking a break from planning funerals for their little ones. many residents feel they have no way to help the victims' families, except through faith and prayer. and president barack obama, as you know, is scheduled to come to sandy hook today. this is the fourth time he has come to a town in mourning, following a mass shooting. >> eric: we will have coverage of that prayer service later on tonight, we are waiting for that news conference from officials for the latest. >> jamie: the horror of the school shooting in new tabtown is being felt acutely by the parents of nine-year-old christina green, who was among six killed in the tucson shooting spree that severely wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. her parents are calling for tougher screenings to keep guns out of people in the wrong hands. and john green is here now, christina's father. our hearts continue to go out to you and your family. the holidays must be really tough? >> holidays are very difficult. obviously... our hearts, thou
's mood is somber this morning, the country is in mourning following the events friday in newtown, connecticut, father jonathan morris on that next. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine en brighter. come to the winter event and get the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 glk350 for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps blocktomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. >> all right. a lot depends for the trading session this week on any headlines that come out of these fiscal cliff negotiations. you can expect headlines to move this market. this morning, we don't have a real market moving headline. we've reported that speaker boehn boehner has offered a deal which includes higher ta
and not the other. >> reporter: fans wrestled with how to support the team and mourn the loss. >> you have fans that want to move forward and honor someone's life but at the same time there was a loss and a loss that he inflicted on himself and his girlfriend. >> reporter: police have not released a motive for the shooting but did say the couple had been arguing in recent days. cbs news spoke with belcher's mother. she had no comment but said quote i have grieving to do. manuel bojorquez cbs news, kansas city, missouri. >> this morning the weather is clearing in the pacific northwest. that's good news after three successive storms drenched the region. the third hit yesterday knocking out power to tens of thousands in northern california but the weather system was fast-moving. and the damage less than expected. >> reporter: high winds uprooted trees in citrus heights, california. and blew over a truck in san francisco. wind and rain pound the northern part of the state for the third time in less than a week. across the region some streets looked more like rivers. and thousands woke up without el
. >>> still ahead, fans of the late singer jenni rivera are in mourning as her family shares their emotions for the first time with the media. >>> up next, we'll go to miami beach where rivera's death hit especially hard. you're watching "world news now." >>> latin >>> latin superstar jenni rivera had millions of fans, and they're all now mourning the loss after she died in a plane crash on sunday. but her family, they are suffering the most. >> later today, they'll set out to mexico where her plane went down, but they are holding on to the slimmest of hopes that they'll find her alive. >> we thank god for the life he's given my sister, for all the triumphs and the successes she's had. we expect there will be more in the future. >> that was one of jenni's four brothers in long beach, california where she was born. she has one sister and she was the mother of five and the grandmother of two. >> large family. so sad. and of course, she was a superstar of latin music. but she was about to cross over big-time into the main stream with songs in english and a network tv show right here in fact on
: in washington, d.c., flags are flying at half staff as the country mourns with this small connecticut town that has lost so much. of course, thoughts and prayers of this entire community tonight are with those 26 victims that died here at the school. 20 young children under the age of 10 and also six adults. meanwhile, the investigation here continues. that's the story live in newtown, connecticut. chris pollone, nbc news, back to you. >> many thanks to chris. now to try to talk something sensible about this, we welcome blake zeft to the show, a former obama presidential campaign aide. we welcome back nan hayworth and mark simone. nan, let me begin with you, please. you're a doctor. >> yes. >> i know you're not a mental health doctor. but it has been alleged that he has asperger's syndrome, personality disorders -- nobody knows. does mental health play a huge role in this, from what you know? >> well, i'm the mother of two sons as well. i just can't imagine the scene at that elementary school. and of course the families whose children survived. these children who witnessed this. there's no
hearts. >> reporter: the community joins in prayer and song even as they continue to mourn the death of 26 people including 20 children just six and 7 years old killed friday inside their elementary school. police say adam lanza may have hoped for a deadlier attack but was stopped short. >> approximately 20 rounds for each magazine. >> how many magazines? >> several. >> reporter: across this nit bound town, on one hillside 27 angels crafted in tribute. >> we bring to you 20 new stars in the heavens, two new saints, 20 new angels. >> their only fault was being at the wrong place at the wrong time. newtown you are not alone. >>> already heavy hearts are gearing up for another difficult week. because funerals are set to begin tomorrow. one of the first will be for a little boy named noah. he was just 6 years old. he had a twin sister she was in a different classroom at the school and survived. live in connecticut, i'm jennifer davis, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the tragedy of the school shooting was on the mind of many today even as they took in sunday football games. stadiums across the c
yuri reports. >> reporter: a small village in eastern afghanistan mourns the loss of its children. on monday the boes of 11 girls aged between 9 and 11 years old laid to rest. >> translator: the girls were trying to collect firewood outside the village. when they became victims of a landmine explosion. >> the explosion apparently occurred while the girls were getting firewood. one of them accidentally struck an explosive device with an ax. an estimated 10 million land mines have been buried across afghanistan since the soviet invasion of 1979 and during the civil war that followed. ngos work tirelessly to remove unexploded ordnance. their efforts were recognized in 1997, when the international campaign to ban landmines received the nobel peace prize. the campaign says landmines are a major threat to civilians. over the past two years they have killed or maimed on average over 40 people a month. unexploded bombs and munitions pose a similar danger. they regularly claim the lives of impoverished people including children who try to sell them as scrap metal. the international campaig
of teacher victoria soto. as the community mourns we now know the names of the youngest victims. reporter: tonight we're hearing a father's anguish, robby parker lost his daughter emily. she was six. >> i don't know how you get through michigan like -- through something like this. i don't understand. >> and this evening a portrait of the gunman. in one class, every student but one shot and killed. 15 first grades in that one room alone lost in an instant in another classroom, five of the victims were children. a little boy who had a twin sister, he died. his twin in another classroom, hiding in the bathroom with her teacher, survived. the school principal is among the dead. dawn hochsprung and she might have turned on the p.a. system so the eachers could be warned. mary sher hawk. her family saying mary felt like she was doing god's work, another teamer, victor yeah soto, her body found shielding her students. >> her life's dream was to be a teacher, and her instincts kicked in. >> and tonight some of the youngest faces, katherine hubbard, six years old, her family saying, we're greatly s
. >> the minute it happened, i knew it was spengler. >> reporter: the town of webster continues to mourn the two firefighters killed. 20-year veteran mike chiapperini trained tomasz kaczowka. funerals will be held for both men in the coming days. tatiana anderson, cbs news, webster, new york. >>> straight ahead your thursday morning weather and shopping slump. holiday sales fall flat as retailers scramble to save the season. om nespresso. modular. intuitive. combines espresso and fresh milk. the new u. nespresso. what else? available at these fine retailers. aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ [ male announcer ] if you think all batteries are the same... consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whethe
for an unbearable number of child funerals and as thousands rally in that small new england town to mourn and pray, we are also learning more about the victims and the details are devastating. nbc's danielle lee is live in newtown with more on their stories. danielle, given the ages of these children alone, it is just heartbreaking. >> reporter: alex it is just so heartbreaking. .i just got back from visiting sandy hook elementary on the other side of this park here and just about everywhere you go in and out of the town center, a long line of cars filled with people coming in to pay their respec respects many with tear in their eyes. there is just so much loss, hard to imagine the sad innocence this tight-knit community. the deep pain is cementing in on the faces of those who lost their babies. 6 and 7-year-olds, like emelie parker, brutally killed by an assault-style rifle. >> my daughter, emilie, would be one of the first ones to be standing and giving her love and support to all those victims, because that's the type of person that she is. >> reporter: friends of teacher vicki soto shared tear
add mine to the many voices mourning his passing and say to his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. mr. president, danny inouye was something in our senate that i think we should all strive to be and that is he was a warrior but he was a gentle man. he was a man who was loyal to the core for not only his beliefs but also his friends. and if he gave you his word, his word was good. he is someone that every one of us who knew him cared for and regarded as a giant among us. in fact, i would say today that the senate has lost a gentle giant. thank you, mr. president. and i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: mr. president, i join with senator hutchison in paying tribute to senator daniel k. inouye. i rise today to pay tribute to our dear colleague. senator inouye was not one of the tallest senators. in fact, he had a slight built and a quite demeanor, but he was a giant. he will be missed by all here in the senate. people of his beloved hawaii will miss him. all americans will miss him. in the immediate af
would say that this, the launch does happen it is not to celebrate the anniversary of, or to mourn, whatever you want to say the death of kim jong-il last december. that they are doing this test to further their own national security interests and, one of those interests is to have a robust, i would argue, nuclear deterrent against the united states. now, i would also add that they are more than willing to negotiate about that. i don't think it's inevitable that north korea would have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles aimed at the united states but i do think they intend to try to accomplish that and this launch is a step, probably an early step, in terms of the developing that capability. jon: well the u.n., the u.s., seoul, said if you launch the missile it will be very provocative act. it could bring on new sanctions. i thought we were sanctioning everything we could in north korea. are we not? >> no, no. again a lot of new techniques have been applied developing new sanctions to iran. one of the methods to apply u.n. and e.u. sanctions of iran was to study the economy of iran.
get started today. >>> the music industry along with millions of fans are mourning the loss of a powerful female voice. mexican star genie rivera was killed when her plane crashed in the mountains of northern mexico, early sunday. the impact was so severe, that pieces of the plane were found scattered across this wide area. at least five others were on board. some, her closest colleagues, were also killed. rivera had just finished performing in monterey, mexico, telling supporters she was happy with her life. ♪ ♪ >> beyond her 15 million records sold, she was a powerful economic force. she talked about her career with cnn espanol in 2010. >> translator: it is very flattering when they tell me i'm a great artist, a great entertainer, that when i'm on stage, i can entertain the audience, i can go into the recording studio and come up with a great production. before all that i was a business woman. i'm primarily business minded. >> speaking of the businesses, she started several reality shows. she was a judge on the popular tv show called "the voice mexico." and just in oct
is mourned by the world. particularly by a host of veterans of the korean war. one of her many generous giving his of her charms and humor. fellow citizens, many of who had a rendezvous with death. a symbol of all the girls back home, maryland, did not go unrecognized gregg: parts of arkansas could be ringing in the new year in the dark, all thanks to a christmas day blizzard that dumped more than 15 inches of snow in the state and caused widespread damage and a bunch of power lines, more than 200,000 customers without any power. the state's largest utility is saying that some areas won't get power back until after the new year. heather: all eyes are on washington as the president and congressional leaders make a last-ditch effort to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. the crucial meeting. less than two hours from now, time is running out and no agreement is in sight. with both sides staring at the abyss, the frustration is growing. the rhetoric is heating up. a political editor for the washington times joins us now with a make or break moment. what he thinks would happen? >> president o
that afghanistan and america share the grief of mourning for too many dead. finally, thanks to a remarkable criminal case still unfolding in canada, we now know that the maple syrup there is just as valuable as it is delicious. the "new york times" reports that on tuesday, three men were arrested for allegedly stealing six million pounds of maple syrup valued at $18 million from the country's global strategic maple syrup reserve which is a real thing. since quebec can produce around 75% of the world's supply, excess reserves are stockpiled. what oil is to opec, syrup is to the federation of quebec. went down like this. thieves who were basically inside guys entered part of a warehouse with 16,000 drums were stored, then loaded up trucks with their bounty and started selling to buyers in canada and across the border in new hampshire and vermont. we also know how seriously this crime is being taken. roughly 300 people have been questioned and 40 search warrants enacted so the five suspects still on the run know that justice will likely be served and it will likely be sweet. want to find out w
. the bipartisan tradition around disability is longstanding, and i think it's mourn. it's one of those few issues that traditionally both republicans and democrats can agree on, and i hope we can get back to that point. a lot of work need to be done in the republican party for us to get there. >> eliot: your point is so well taken. there should be no disagreement about extending rights to those with disabilities. this is not a partisan issue. it has not been historically a partisan issue. whom will you call? where will you begin when you go and reach out to the republican party and say guys, go back to your roots. you just lost an election because of the narrowness of your vision. expand it. who will you talk to? >> you know what? i will talk to everyone and anyone who will listen. we work he very closely with former senator dole, and i couldn't believe as he was sitting there in the senate, and republican after republican voted against something that was so important so near and dear to his heart with former governor dick thornberg who is an amazing ally to folks with disabilities. i had dinner
questions about why there wasn't more secure around ambassador stevens and all mourn the loss of that there will be investigations on whether or not there was appropriate security provided him. but the larger issue in libya it is moving right direction much better off o. qaddafi and that would not have happened without president obama's leadership. i think freedom is actually on the march around the globe. things are moving forward in many countries. more than half the world's democratic america is actually respected more. those who don't believe that are frankly out of touch. and looking backwards. and this isn't an administration. >> laura: how does that effect us. when we have such a slow recovery or anemic recovery, whatever you want to call it it, we simply don't have -- i'm just making objective comment whether it's republican or democrat in power. >> dick cheney creating the crisis put that on the docket: it's why we absolutely have to get a budget deal. it's why we have to get our economy back on track. i think that's what the election was about that president obama ju
from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> the nation is mourning the death of so many young children at a connecticut elementary school. tory dunnan joins us from newtown with new information on the victims. >>reporter:27 people were killed yesterday. most of them. children just 6 and 7 years old. we can now put names and faces to those killed at sandy hook elementary school. among them, 27-year- old first grade teacher, victoria soto. her family says she died trying to protect her students. robbie parker lost his daugter emilie. >> "she always had something kind to say about anybody. she is an incredible person and i am so blessed to be her dad." >>reporter: the state medical examiner said he believes all the children killed were first graders as police continue to search for evidence in every "crack and crevice" of the school, the community is trying to figure out just how to cope. " when tragedies like this occur, people often look for answers, an explanation of how this could have occurred. but the sad truth is, there are no answers. no good ones, anyway." "the mas
a loved one inside sandy hook elementary school on friday. the nation continues to mourn the lives lost in the connecticut school shooting. today the first funerals will be held for two sandy hook students. six-year-old jack pinto and six- year-old noah pozner. >> we'll never forget. never. >> reporter: on sunday more than 2,000 people came out for a memorial service to remember the 26 lives cut short after authorities say 20-year-old adam lanza shot his way into sandy hook elementary and opened fire. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. our anger and our sorrow. >> reporter: president obama traveled to newtown where he met with the families of the victims and spoke at the service. >> whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bare it. >> the president praised the community for pulling together and said more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: all right and pam. that press conference that you were listening into it's actually happening right to the left
of connecticut led the house of representatives as it observed a moment of silence to mourn the shooting victims. >> as all this wonderful faces you see on tv and the newspaper like noah pozner, who was laid to rest this morning, they are a reminder that despite the terrible, awful things that happen from inside the hearts of all this is this and livable goodness. -- is this unbelievable goodness. that is all know i had, spirit. newtown can survive because they are" to thicken survive because they just look it is inspiration from these 20 little kids who are just asking this town to remember how good they were. as newtown wrestles with his grief and recovery, the thoughts and prayers from mothers matter. i want to thank everyone here for of the individual love that you have showered down upon our little town. i want to thank the connecticut delegation here with me today for all of their support. it helps, and some small way, to know the world is grieving with us. so, mr. speaker, i would ask the house now rise. >> connecticut's senate select chris murphy, a leading a moment of silence in the hou
of the precious lives lost there. >> rick: as the nation mourns the victims of this tragedy, we are learning more details. authorities say that the gunman shot his mother multiple times in the head before going to the elementary school where he gunned down all those people including 20 chin. investigators are chasing leads that they hope my cast light on the life of this gunman. tell us the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: the latest on the investigation is there was a lot of attention made to one wounded survivor. police said today they, indeed, were two people that were wounded made it out of that school. they have been con n contact with police. a lost attention was paid to to three different weapons used in that assault, assault wildlife and two side arms. police indicated that there were four weapons, one long wildlife and three side arms but they did not say all the side warms were found in one location. they are gathering evidence and information related to a motive but not releasing any partial information about the big question, the reason why this happened. >> we have to comple
will give a sense of comfort. >>> people packed a church to mourn the victims of friday's shooting rampage. more than 250 people were at a vigil last night. a 44-year-old man shot and killed three people at three different crime scenes while driving through blair county. police killed the gunman in a shootout. the investigation still ongoing. >>> well, "time" magazine named president barack obama their much-anticipated person of the year for 2012, but another world leader that snagged the number one spot in "time's" reader poll with 5.6 million votes and here to tell us who it is. nadia. >> well, he's the world youngest leader and appointed by his father and he's none other than the leader of north korea, kim jong-un. >> he is pretty controversial, how did he win out against all these other people in a reader poll? >> "time" magazine itself will tell you it's not a very scientific poll, but he won even over jon stewart. jon stewart is only second. but i think there was a little bit of humor in the vote. >> speaking of humor, "the union i union" named kim jong-un, but the chinese government
, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. as for the former president, his spokesman said in just the past hour, he is in intensive care but continues to improve. the 88-year-old former president's been in the hospital since november 23rd. he was moved to the intensive care unit last sunday after what was described as a series of setbacks including a persistent fever n. a statement, chief of staff said, quote, is he sick, yes? does he plan on going anywhere any time soon? no. every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to put please put the harps back in the closet. those are just a few of the things we thought you should know. we continue, of course, to follow the developing news of washington d.c. not a grand bargain but sources telling nbc news that president obama is prepared to offer congressional leaders a smaller deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff behind closed doors at the white house. i want to bring in white house corre
.6%. >>> at a time when people were mourning the horrible sandy hook shooting one new york woman took advantage of that sympathetic spirit by allegedly setting up a charity scam in connection to that tragedy. 37-year-old noel alba set up an internet scam claiming to be the aunt of six-year-old noah pozner. no a's uncle says he is disgusted someone would do this. >> my nieces and i think of these scammers they are stealing from them. they are survivors of this tragedy. >> the fbi says four days after the school shooting all of the money was refunded to donors. alba the mother of two teens denies opening the fund and says someone hacked her facebook page. she faces up to five years in jail. >>> residents in san francisco won't have to go very far to get rid of their christmas trees. the curb side collection will start next week. the annual christmas tree program -- officials say trees should be stripped of decorations and placed on the curb. >>> the paramedics that helped deliver a baby on the side of a road say it was a wonderful experience. it started about 3:00 in the morning on christmas day.
is mourning the horrific event of friday in newtown, connecticut. president obama spoke last night about change. >> we can't kol rate this any more. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or event every senseless act of violence in our society. >>> and earlier in the day, new york city mayor michael bloomberg called on the president to lead the nation on the issue of gun control. >> it's time for the president, i think, to stand up and lead and tell this country what we should do. not go to congress and say, what you guys want to do. this should be his number one agenda. he's the president of the united states. and if he does nothing during his second term, something like 48,000 americans will be killed with illegal guns. that is roughly the number of americans killed in the whole vietnam war. so let's get to cnbc's washington correspondent john harwood to talk about how washington will handle the gun control issue. i guess th
lives in newtown, connecticut. we mourn for the enormity of grief, the inconsolable loss visited upon newtown's families. and we know that our response to newtown must not and cannot go the way of the many other senseless acts of violence we almost routinely witness. the tragedy in newtown must be a call to action. members from both sides of the aisle have acknowledged that it is time for a conference -- conversation about the accessibility of high capacity weapons in our country and the culture of violence we live in. this conversation is long overdue, and it is simply not an option to allow this discussion to become stagnant or to be bullied into silence by seemingly untouchable organizations. america's laws must reasonably control gun manufacturing, sale, and usage. we must act to make real changes that will provide real protection for america's families. in the days to come, let us work together to do just that. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? ms. jackson le
into a modern industrial state. while the public mourned, the new soviet leaders created the onerous ghost of a man who ruled their lives like an ancient czar for 30 years decided to maintain tensions with the capitalist west. >> but that period, you know, in the '50s, late '40s, early '50s was the rise of oliver mccarthyism, the nuclear h-bomb. such a traumatic history in american history. >> i lived through it, like you did probably. >> absolutely, i'm a boomer. >> it's a chance to go back, actually, when i was about 35, 40 years old, i started to change my views. i grew up in new york, very republican, very conservative upbringing, my father was a stockbroker and later in my life i went to see peter one day and i wanted to ask him how did the atomic bomb really get started, because we all treated like it had to be dropped, ended the war, there's no -- so the question bugged me, and we got into the story of how the bomb was dropped. that leads to so many other questions about world war ii, what really happened, and the cold war right after. this is the time when stalin dies in this clip,
as well as this community that is just beginning to mourn this tragic, tragic situation here as it unfolds. many other parents who rushed to the school today are being reunited with those school kids. we're hearing that this is an elementary school, only k-4 or k-5. >> right. >> so that's anywhere between 5 and 9 years old, that you can imagine those children of what they had to cope with and deal with, but we're also hearing, bill, heroic stories coming out of there from teachers who knew exactly what to do when they heard those noises which were gunfire, so we're hearing more about that as well. >> michelle franzen there in newtown, connecticut, thank you very much. while we're at it speaker john boehner has order the flag at the capitol in washington to be lowered to half staff in memory and honor of those victims in newtown, connecticut. all right. we're going to take a quick break here and step aside for just a moment. the markets still moving lower. the dow down 50 points right now, the low of the session here, and with no deal in sight, the u.s. economy is racing towards the fiscal
inside sandy hook elementary school. the nation continues to mourn the lives lost in the connecticut school shooting. today the first funerals will be held for two sandy hook students. six-year-old jack pinto and six- year-old noah pozner. >> we'll never forget. never. >> reporter: on sunday more than 2,000 people came out for a memorial service to remember the 26 lives cut short after authorities say 20-year-old adam lanza shot his way into sandy hook elementary and opened fire. >> we offer you our tears and pain. our anger and our sorrow. >> reporter: president obama traveled to newtown where he met with the family's of the victims and spoke at the service. >> whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bare it. >> reporter: the president praised the community for pulling together and said more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them we must change. >> reporter: well, dave, for many of the lawmakers the shooting here in newtown, connecticut really the tipping point. one example democra
quote: we as a community mourn they're loss as two more families must spend the holidays without their loved ones. david lee miller in our new york city newsroom with more on this. david lee, what more do we know about the gunman at this hour. >> william spangler was an ex-con. he beat his own grandmother to death back in 19 0. at the time he was charged with second degree murder but he pled to manslaughter. he was released from prison in 1998. until six years ago he was on parole. the local police chief said today that spangler's criminal past raises serious questions about how he obtained firearms. >> spangler was a convicted felon so it doesn't -- you know, he is not allowed to possess weapons. so, you know, did he legally possess those weapons? no. we have had all kinds of weapons larcenies in town and around the county and in wayne county as of late so i don't know where those weapons came from but we are certainly going to find out. >> there is still no known motive for the rampage. authorities say spangler's 67-year-old sister with whom he lived in the home that burned to
reporting. piers morgan tonight starts now. >>> breaking news, you are looking at a community in mourning after one of the worst mass shootings in history. police say a gunman killed 20 young children from 5 to 10 years old. the shootings took place in two rooms in one section of the school and he killed at least six adults before can killing himself. police found the body of the suspect's mother's home earlier in the day. a prayer vigil took place. hundreds in attendance. at the white house another vigil was held. people holding candles but the call was for more gun control. many say the tragedy demands tougher legislation. a visibly shaken president obama offered these words about the mass killing. >> the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers. men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. >> highly emotional president obama reflecting how most of th
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